Kleine Perestroika

Little Perestroika

Shailo Djekshenbaev is a photographer living in Bishkek. For years he has been documenting the changes in his country, Kyrgyzstan. The little-known republic in Central Asia was under Soviet rule until 1991. Following a revolution in April 2010, Kyrgyzstan became the first country in Central Asia to introduce a parliamentary democracy. But ethnic conflicts between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz led to terrible riots. We join Shailo on a journey to his country's turbulent south.

Director's Biography
Bernhard Pötscher, geb. 1961 in Schwanenstadt, war bei zahlreichen TV-Produktionen, Spielfilmen und Dokumentarfilmen als Kameramann tätig. Er lebt und arbeitet in Wien. // Filme (Auswahl): ACHTUNG STAATSGRENZE (1996; Koregisseur), THE ROUNDER GIRLS (1999; Koregisseur), KLEINE SCHWESTER (2004, Kamera; CE '05), VOM ORCHESTERLEBEN (2008; Produktion & Kamera), KLEINE PERESTROJKA (2012)
Local Artists 2012
Bernhard Pötscher
Austria 2012
90 minutes
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Bernhard Pötscher
Cinematography Bernhard Pötscher
Editing Bernhard Pötscher
Sound/Sounddesign Atanas Tcholakov